Development and External Affairs

Development and External Affairs

Staff List


Office of the Vice President

Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs
Heather Shaw, Assistant to the Vice President for Leadership Projects
Michele Andrews, Senior External Relations Specialist
Martha Mendez, Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Cchea Nugent, DEA Project and Process Specialist

Strategic Affairs
Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President for Strategic Affairs
Constantine Harrison, Special Projects Associate, Strategic Affairs
Michael Clarke, Director of International Development and Relations
Michelle Baehl, Director of DEA Staff Development


Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Astria Smith, Senior Executive Director
Jodi Mosley, Coordinator
Cheryl Williams, Data Analyst

Alumni Relations and Engagement
Jasmine Carter, Director
Mary Margaret Rangel, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Kristina Peck, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Vacant, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Mindy Rowland-Hess, Associate Director, Alumni Programs
Chris Murphy, Administrative Assistant

Leadership and Affinity Giving
Vacant, Director
Felicia Clay,Advancement Associate
Arlene Manthey, Leadership Gifts Officer
Andrew Sherwood, Leadership Gifts Officer
Angela Bardis, Leadership Gifts Officer
Paul Ammons, Leadership Gifts Officer

Leadership Giving Programs
Matthew Hunt, Director
Vacant, Leadership Programs Coordinator
Joseph Howe, Leadership Programs Officer
Vacant, Leadership Programs Officer
Katie Kraemer, Events Coordinator

Direct Marketing
Alex Stoops, Director
Allison Stoker, Assistant Director of Direct Marketing
Erin Morrison, Assistant Director of Direct Marketing and Telemarketing
Bethany Voss, Assistant Director of Direct Marketing and Stewardship

Development Services

Charles Headley, Senior Executive Director
Brennan Hadden, Senior Development Systems Consultant
Rene Reid, Manager of Customer Engagement

Development Management Systems
Charles Gunderson, Director
Joseph Good, Team Lead Applications Development
Chris Schwartz, Senior Developer
Willem Vandenberg, Senior Developer
Ashley Tomberlin, Associate Developer
David Gianadda, Business System Analyst
Scott Ruff, Business System Analyst

Development Research and Prospect Management
Sarah Daly, Director
Janey Rodriguez, Researcher for Special Projects
Amie Jennings, Senior Researcher
Matthew Farrow, Senior Researcher
Alexus Selio, Advancement Researcher
Rachelle Ficke, Advancement Researcher

Records and Gift Administration
Austin Westervelt-Lutz, Director
Rebecca Sabin, Business Systems Analyst

Gift Administration
Maryann Snyder, Assistant Director of Gift Processing
Cindy Smith, Senior Gift Specialist
Maria Cheesar, Gift Specialist
Britt Guild, Gift Specialist
Vacant, Gift Specialist
Jared Calkins, Assistant Director of Financial Controls

Constituent Records
Diane Kucera, Associate Director
Sabrena Ssewamala, Records Manager
Alex Estrada, Senior Records Specialist
Roberta Martin, Senior Records Specialist
Javoni Henderson, Records Specialist
Sara Rankin, Records Specialist
Dianna Zaragoza, Records Specialist


Principal and Major Gifts

Vacant, Assistant Vice President
Bonnie Bazley, Manager
Mindy Gardiner, Administrative Assistant

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rob Strauss, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Ryan Mahoney, Grant Writer

Gift Planning
Marianne Piepenburg, Senior Executive Director
Renee Bowen, Coordinator
John Spaulding, Assistant Director of Gift Planning

Major Gifts
Marcos Moore, Director
Lori Black, Major Gifts Officer
Kendra Robinson, Major Gifts Officer
Tobie Smith, Major Gifts Officer
Summer Vincent, Major Gifts Officer
Lauren Yamaoka, Major Gifts Officer
Gina Bratcher, Coordinator
Sabrina Taylor, Advancement Associate
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Advancement Associate


Program Services and Donor Relations

Dana Ayres, Senior Executive Director

Program Services and Tate Lecture Series
Erin Sutton, Associate Director of Program Services
Carla Scott Jones, Coordinator
Vacant, Administrative Assistant
Vacant, Communications Specialist
Sally Garber, Administrative Assistant for the Tate Lecture Series
Jeff Lockhart, Associate Director of Program Services
Mattie Eiland, Tate Lecture Series Coordinator
Alex Polanchyck, Administrative Assistant
John Saltzgiver, Coordinator

Donor Relations and Stewardship
Rachel Kimball, Director
Carey Garrett, Assistant Director of Donor Relations
Adam DeSilva, Manager of Donor Recognition
Liz Foster, Assistant Director of Endowment Giving
Tessa Schreiner, Assistant Director of Endowment Giving
Jill Rogers, Advancement Specialist for Endowment Giving


Marketing and Communications

Regina Moldovan, Assistant Vice President
Jenna Doran, Marketing Associate

Creative Marketing
Kent Best, Executive Director
Vicki Olvera, Creative Director
Gabi Pineda, Designer
Deborah Beason, Production Designer
Alexis Olajay, Production Designer
Patricia Ward, Lead Writer/Editor
Susan White, Senior Writer/Editor
Bindu Varghese, Writer
Karen Shoholm, Copy Editor
Cherri Gann, Development Writer

Media and Community Relations
Kim Cobb, Director
Vacant, Associate Director, Community Engagement
Nancy George, Senior Media Relations Manager
Vacant, Senior Media Relations Manager, Science and Technology
Vacant, Media Relations Manager
Bob Ehlert, Commentary Editor

Neil Robinson, Executive Director
Lisa Barnes, Director, Project Management
Laura Graham, Director, Photo and Video
Hillsman Jackson, Senior Photographer
Myles Taylor, Senior Videographer
Allison Slomowitz, Production Photographer
Katy Scott, Associate Director, Project Management
Jesse Hopkins, Analytics Manager

University Communications
Sarah Hanan, Director, University Communications
Vacant, Associate Director, University Communications

Social Media
Alex Cerda, Director of Social Media
Kathy Tibbetts, Social Media Manager
Kenny Ryan, Social Media Manager

Digital Marketing
Dale Carter, Director
Bill Robinson, Web Developer
Cresencio Cantu, Web Developer
Gary O'Berg, Digital Marketing Associate
Vacant, Web Designer


School and Project Development

Paula Voyles, Assistant Vice President
Vacant, Coordinator for School Development

Athletics Development
Matthew Peters, Associate Athletics Director of Development, Director of Mustang Club
Purity Ateku, Coordinator
Bob Sharp, Director of Major Gifts
Danika Rortvedt, Operations Manager for Athletics Development
Vacant, Operations Coordinator for Athletics Development
Joshua Whittenburg, Director of Annual Giving for Athletics
Kyle Noesen, Assistant Director of Athletics Giving
Mitchell Gall, Assistant Director of Athletics Giving
Michael Walker, Development Coordinator

School Development

Cox School of Business
Ashley Pitts, Director of Development
Jessica Martinez, Advancement Associate

Dedman College
Mary Lynn Amoyo, Director of Development
Ryan Garrett, Advancement Associate

Dedman School of Law
Anne Beard, Director of Development
Brenda Balli, Advancement Associate

Lyle School of Engineering
Ann Fielder, Director of Development
Cathy Geist, Advancement Associate

Meadows School of the Arts
Jessica Garner, Director of Development
Jennifer Shoemaker, Advancement Associate

Perkins School of Theology
John Martin, Director of Development
Christina Rhodes, Advancement Associate

Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Patti Addington, Director of Development
Estelle Hernandez, Advancement Associate


Shared Services

Susan Morrison, Financial Officer for DEA
Jackie Collins, Accounts Payable Representative for DEA
Frank McNeny, Accounts Payable Liaison for DEA


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